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    Thumbs down Traffic Splitting Horror Stories Thread

    Howdie,

    Thought it would be fun to share our traffic splitting slip ups - or other people's unfortunate traffic splitting experiences.


    my story:
    Updated to a new bandit 1250 !


    Shortly after, while I still wasn't quite used to the throttle/clutch yet, I come up to red light intersection


    It was a three lane hwy and I was in the middle-left, so I thought no problem, I'll swap over to the middle-right.


    A bus pulls up, full of spectators, for added pressure


    Ok, no worries, I got this.


    Oh shit, my clutch hand slipped - messed up my line! Try to pull it together, while everyone on the bus is watching me since they saw my bike jerk forward


    Then when I tried to straighten up my bike ran into the right side of a waiting car!


    Pushed off the car like a god damn gorilla, trying to keep my bike upright. The guy inside the car asks if I'm okay (in the traditional Australian way).

    "You fuckin' alright Mate?!?"

    "I am so, so sorry!" -me

    "Is my car damaged?"

    I look back,


    "Nah it looks fine!" -me

    "Alright, don't worry about it then."


    And that's my story! I haven't pulled that maneuver since then !

    P.S.
    In all seriousness, the car wasn't damaged


    Does anyone have any splitting/filter incidents stories they would like to share?


    EDIT: Story 2 below, in the form of a video:
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    Oh, this could be fun..

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    I had a van lane split between me and another car... on a red... That was fun, only just saw him coming and pulled out the way.
    "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."


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    Was splitting/filtering through a long line of traffic and got almost to the front when the lights changed. Throttled on as only had 2 cars to pass and no problem ... Buggar!!! The one at the front was a plain car cop that got lots of smiles, toots and waves when he pulled me up.

    Filtering through a big line of stopped traffic in the middle of Perth on a hot day so saw a few ticked off commuters. Almost to the lights when a van on my left opened his door on me. He was right over the line so I thought I would pay him a visit and ride right in so he couldn't push me over. He was obviously up for a fight but when I tipped my lid and sympathetically said "Hot day isn't it mate... could you be a sweetie and help me out of here." He sort of stumbled around as he didn't expect a friendly grey haired lady

    And was very glad for a full faced helmet when filtering past a car with windows down and 2 attack dogs in the back. One managed to get slobber all over my visor and the noise made me almost leap off the bike.
    Life is NOT a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: "Wahoo!! What a ride!"
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    Split all the time, no horror stories. It's as safe as how careful you are and while my pillions don't always agree when i'm splitting at speed on the freeway, i'm always careful.

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    i stalled it once taking off from the lights.. is about the extent of my experiences

    there has been plenty cars trying to kill me but im a rider and avoid that stuff with my handle bars & accelerator, sometimes even brakes

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    You crazy bike riding lunatics need to slow down...I nearly had a nose bleed from one of you splitting at easily three k's over the speed limit.
    Smoke me a kipper...I'll be home in time for breakfast
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    my only splitting story is I filtered for 500 meters to the lights on charles street, feeling pretty proud of my effort then stalled it on the green light

    oh the shame

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    Go on, clip the mirrors and run.... Hoo hoo hoo
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    All I've got and more for #294...RIP Chris Adley
    #158...RIP James Thompson

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanoceros View Post
    Wooohoo !! Fucking 10/10 ride. Cheers for that Aari, you really conditioned my sphincter

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    Not my story but back in the 80's when working at a bike shop, had a airhead bmw come in with both cylinders bent back about 40 deg you could see the con rods .....
    Someone opened a door to empty ash tray at the lights,the bmw rider lane splitting at speed tried to avoid the ensuring carnage from a bike ricocheting between cars ended up with 4 cars + 1 bmw damaged.....good kill ratio in my book

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    They hung a sign up in our town "If you live it up, you won't live it down"-Tom Waits

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wozza View Post
    Not my story but back in the 80's when working at a bike shop, had a airhead bmw come in with both cylinders bent back about 40 deg you could see the con rods .....
    Someone opened a door to empty ash tray at the lights,the bmw rider lane splitting at speed tried to avoid the ensuring carnage from a bike ricocheting between cars ended up with 4 cars + 1 bmw damaged.....good kill ratio in my book
    Someone opening their door is always scary. I try to keep to a sensible speed, but then again if they open their door a meter or less from you - you're screwed!

    Another problem is pedestians crossing the road without checking for motorcycles, often with earphones in so they won't hear you either! I see this almost daily in the mornings...


    Sad

    Thoughts of being crushed goes through my head everytime I split between trucks/buses, they won't see you and they have so much torque they probably won't even notice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wahoo View Post
    ... The one at the front was a plain car cop that got lots of smiles, toots and waves when he pulled me up...
    Ah bugger! Haha

    I had this morning, but luckily it was a motorcycle cop and he waved me through

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    thread needs more
    - gsxr1100s
    - carbon fibre gloves
    - a guy mark g who used to be number 3 in the state fuck that guy was fast but i still had him drifting in the corners anyhow once time we were on a ride to beverley and we were on the way there but needed to stop in at a pie shop back then there was a good pie shop near dwellingup
    - wheelies
    - mirrors
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    I lane split between two bikes while doing a wheelie once. Then a dragon appeared. It was fuckin sick
    Rest in Peace

    #294


    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMeanie View Post
    A note for CM's. Don't be fucking girls. You can pass anything. Just fuckin' "Nail It". Take ya panties off you faggots.
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    wheelie the dragon next time...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanoceros View Post
    Then a dragon appeared. It was fuckin sick
    Did you get the poor bastard to the vets?
    All I've got and more for #294...RIP Chris Adley
    #158...RIP James Thompson

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanoceros View Post
    Wooohoo !! Fucking 10/10 ride. Cheers for that Aari, you really conditioned my sphincter
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    Quote Originally Posted by =Maz= View Post
    Did you get the poor bastard to the vets?
    I had a cup of water and stopped taking eccies and he evaporated
    Rest in Peace

    #294


    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMeanie View Post
    A note for CM's. Don't be fucking girls. You can pass anything. Just fuckin' "Nail It". Take ya panties off you faggots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Shabadoo View Post
    thread needs more
    - gsxr1100s
    - carbon fibre gloves
    - a guy mark g who used to be number 3 in the state fuck that guy was fast but i still had him drifting in the corners anyhow once time we were on a ride to beverley and we were on the way there but needed to stop in at a pie shop back then there was a good pie shop near dwellingup
    - wheelies
    - mirrors
    Ha ha... you missing someone Joe?

    and glad you are mixing with the wildlife Ryano
    Life is NOT a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: "Wahoo!! What a ride!"

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    I somehow doubt he's actually gone

    anyhoo... off to have a shit then go test some new shizzle on bike, anyone wanna go split some traffic with me?

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